Bombax ceiba L. (= Salmalia malabarica (DC.) Schott & Endl)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 111

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Bombax ceiba L. (= Salmalia malabarica (DC.) Schott & Endl)
status

 

Bombax ceiba L. (= Salmalia malabarica (DC.) Schott & Endl) 

Names.

Myanmar: kadung, kawl-tung-peng, kroik, letpan, let-pau, mai-nio. English: bombax, Indian kapok, red cottontree, red silk-cotton, silk-cottontree, simal.

Range.

Tropical Asia. Widely distributed in Myanmar.

Uses.

Bark: Astringent and diuretic. Leaf, Flower: Used for diabetes. Root: Astringent and diuretic; considered to have tonic properties (including sometimes the young root).

Notes.

Medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991). Perry (1980) discusses the uses of this species in China, Indo-China, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

References.

Nordal (1963), Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Bombax